This movie is embodying so many things simultaneously I can’t really believe it. This isn’t just the third outing of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, it’s the equivalent of a shared Spider-Man movie Avengers, it’s the final piece in a six movie origin story and it’s also a finale while simultaneously being a reboot of sorts.Continue reading “Spider-Man: No Way Home and its (Sinister) Six Movie Origin Story”
Now that Wandavision is underway, we’re beginning our time in phase 4. Which I like to think of as the beginning of the second saga in the MCU. With the ending of Thanos in Endgame and its following epilogue in the second Spider-Man movie, the franchise is taking a different approach going forward, integrating a lot of its new characters and events into television series.
Although it might just appear that way to me due to the movie industry all but being on hold due to the ongoing global pandemic.
For a long time, I just viewed Doctor Strange as a soft reboot of the original Iron Man movie. I mean, they follow very similar story beats utilising very similar character archetypes. But upon rewatching it for the purposes of this post, I was actually really shocked at how much the movie expands on the established lore of the MCU and the implications is has going forward.
Magic has been a contentious subject in the MCU before now, the closest the franchise has gotten to having it has been with Thor. But even in those two movies, their “magic” is always treated like some kind of higher science that us mortals simply can’t comprehend. And in all honesty, this approach makes both of the standalone Thor movies a lot weaker as a result. They seem to holding themselves back.